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Dialogue Worth Noting!
all the talk from many Christian Groups around the world regarding
"Judgment Day - The Rapture”
steadfastly approaching; one can only stand back, look on in amazement
at all the madness taking place around the world and wonder: Wow, is
there some truth to their rhetoric…are they indeed right?
You just have to wonder, because the signs taking place around
the world are beginning to truly manifest themselves.
[Hum, the much
talked about “New World Order” seems to be at our doorsteps!!!!]
on Thursday, April 7th an earthquake 7.4 in magnitude struck
the Northeast coast of Japan, and Tsunami warnings were issued, but
since have been lifted; (citizens were ordered to evacuate…move to
higher grounds.) Of course, there have been injuries; but no
reports of death (at least not
yet,) and there is NO power in several parts of the region.
Thankfully, there are no reports regarding additional risks from the
already damaged Nuclear Reactors.
Not surprisingly, the fighting and bloodshed in Libya continues; with death and destruction mounting. Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi is doing everything in his power to keep control of his country, despite the help from NATO the Rebels fighting against him are receiving (arms being supplied, air support and ground support).
You must be aware also of the major unrest taking place in yet another African country - the Ivory Coast. From all my readings the people are stating the fight is for their freedom. Many are strongly supporting their leader Laurant Gbadgo who is being forced out of power by French forces with the help of the UN. Mr. Gbagbo refuses to surrender and leave his post and country. Recently his Presidential compound has been under siege, and it has been this way for the past 3 days. Due to the vicious attacks, fighting, looting and burning of homes; thousands of citizens are displaced, hungry and are fleeing to Liberia. With all that is taking place in this country there is a fear, and a warning has been issued regarding a possible cholera epidemic [breakout.]
The constant fight/conflict in the Middle East is again escalating between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Now, back on the home front ~~~ The United States of America, the drama continues regarding The Government Shut down; which personally I think is a “bunch of crap," quite appalling and simply doesn't make any sense! The one thing that bothers me about this “Shut Down” is: [if it is to take place] these congressmen/women (the same law makers we voted for, and placed in office to represent us) WILL GET PAID! YUP, THEY ARE EXEMPTED!!! WHILE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF THE 800,000 GOVERNMENT WORKERS WILL NOT!!!!!
Crazy huh? They care of nothing else (not even us,) but only of getting their way and refuses to come to terms; or to some sort of an agreement on the budget. It’s more important to them to keep fighting and fighting. Hum, but then again…WHY NOT KEEP FIGHTING AND PROCEED WITH THE SHUT DOWN? THEY WILL NOT BE AFFECTED, THEY WILL GET THEIR SALARY. [Again, quite a bit of Government employees (approx. 800,000) WILL NOT though (with the exception of some important agencies, workers, etc.)]
This is freaking insane, and a disrespect to the citizens of the United States. Loss of pay for thousands, and loss of revenue for business, those who provide services, etc.; due to 2 parties fighting to get their way.
WHEN WILL IT ALL EVER END!!!!
LOL...Heck, maybe soon since it is being reported that this "Judgment Day" is around the corner!!!
A Special Meeting-Visit
Despite all the unrest around the nation, and all the e-mails I received regarding such. We had a fantastic weekend and week. One filled with meetings and events; plus an exciting and entertaining concert with Reggae Star Collie Buddz, The New Kingston Band and Los Rakas. The New Kingston Band's performance, and growth as musicians described in two words: "SUPER AWESOME"!!!! Collie Buddz was very good too, as well as Los Rakas!
The most important of all the happenings, was a Town Hall meeting with the Prime Minister of my country Trinidad & Tobago, who was visiting Washington DC to speak at several forums (delivering Keynote addresses), attend conferences and ceremonies/events, etc.
I, and fellow Nationals appreciated our Prime Minister The Honorable Kamla Persad-Bissessar for taking the time out of her busy schedule to meet and address us for quite a few hours this week. In attendance was Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States (pictured on the left standing behind the PM); Honorable Rodney Charles, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations; and a few members/Ministers of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s cabinet (Brigadier John Sandy, Minister of National Security; Honorable Mary King, Ministry of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs; and Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs.) The visiting members of her cabinet spoke about their respective Ministry, responsibilities, and most importantly their goals.
Honorable Mrs. Persad-Bissessar expressed her joy to be able to address us; and proceeded to discuss her, and her cabinet’s intentions regarding the “development and transformation of the economy to meet the needs of the current and future generations of Trinidad and Tobago.” She discussed economic and social development of the Citizens of T and T, poverty eradication and social justice, universal primary and early childhood education (citizens currently enjoy universal secondary education); anti-gang legislation; a complete reform of the criminal justice system; as well as the reform of the health care system (she announced her intentions regarding the building of 5 hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago, plus the renovation/refurbishing of many others;) job creations; tourism; energy (oil and natural gas); redevelopment of roads - infrastructure; and housing. She particularly placed special emphasis on EDUCATION, which she believes is the key to successful future generations of Trinidad and Tobago.
It was a very good meeting, and for me I was able to get a “first hand" glimpse of a remarkable woman. I felt her passion and love for her country. I was also afforded the opportunity to see her vision for her country (something I was unable to see before); and I clearly saw her strong desire [her need and want] to deliver real change to the people of her beloved Trinidad and Tobago. It was a very special evening and I’m hopeful it was for many that were in attendance.
THANK YOU HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE YOUR GOALS FOR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, AND ITS CITIZENS WITH US.
"National Cherry Blossom Festival."
This is the final weekend of the Cherry Blossom festival. If there is NO "Government Shut Down," then the Parade and all the festivities surrounding the festival will go on as planned throughout this weekend; with the festival concluding on Sunday, April 10, 2011.
If all goes well, the Parade will take place along Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets, NW, Washington DC from 10:00 am to Noon; and is free and open to the public. (Please arrive early for the best views.)
The Grand Marshal is actor Atticus Shaffer, who plays youngest son Brick Heck on ABC’s The Middle. There will be Lavish beautiful floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, specialty units, youth choir members, tap dancers and performers parading down the historic avenue "in an energy-filled spectacle of music and showmanship."
I understand the rescheduled Blossom Kite Festival will take place on Sunday, April 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, for all the events ~~~ PLEASE CLICK HERE!
To learn all the details about this exciting annual event PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER their National Cherry Blossom Festival Site.
Be inspired and Motivated to increase your Spiritual Energy.
[Flashpoint is Presented By Mr. Hollis “Flash” Lashley, (Author, Poet, Musician). To purchase a copy of Mr. Hollis Lashley motivating book of poetry entitled "Gifts From The Heart" or if you need an uplift; log on to: http://www.hollislashley.com or http://www.xlibris.com Find inspiration, motivation, spirituality & Poetry. Comments or Suggestions are always welcomed via phone: 202-299-8638 or via e-mail found on www.hollislashley.com.]
As indicated last week FlashPoint will return soon. The Creator Mr. Lashley gave us word that an important project came his way and he is off taking care of it. If you haven't had a chance to send feedback to Mr. Lashley per his recent request; feel free to do so when you get a free moment. See his words below!
Hollis Lashley "Gifts From The Heart" is for sale, or if you need an uplift; log on to: http://www.hollislashley.com or http://www.xlibris.com Find inspiration, motivation, spirituality & Poetry. Comments or Suggestions are always welcomed via phone: 202-299-8638
To see and read the past "ORDINARY SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS" series PLEASE CLICK HERE!!
CONCLUDING REMARKS, REMINDERS, ETC.
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REMEMBER: If you are interested in helping the earthquake/tsunami victims of Japan via a donation; PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST I SHARED WITH YOU SOME WEEKS AGO, WHICH DETAILS WAYS AND ORGANIZATIONS YOU CAN SEND YOUR MONEY TO! Again, I have added an interesting Facebook page created entitled: "Sendai Tsunami Through Western Eyes." On this Facebook Page/Community you will be able to view all the videos captured (a day to day account) from an American Cameraman living and working in Tokyo. The following is some words from the Cameraman, PLEASE READ! "As you can imagine, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011, in Sendai (180 miles/300 km North of Tokyo) has had a huge impact on life in the big city. Through this community page, I share my experiences and thoughts, and I try to do my best to pass on information from the Japanese news that you might not have access to from your local news organization." CLICK THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT TO ENTER THIS INFORMATIVE FACEBOOK PAGE.
TONIGHT...TONIGHT...TONIGHT Reggae Singer, the Legendary Barrington Levy will be performing LIVE at LOVE NIGHTCLUB in Washington DC. Click on the flyer to the left to see all the details, or scroll down to our "Featured Events" section!
TO MY BROTHER TROY...WE SEND YOU SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISHES. I KNOW YOU, AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL BE ENJOYING YOUR SPECIAL DAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BROTHER, AND KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH!
A. Marvin, you deserve the best...truly for all your hard work, perseverance and endurance. Happy Birthday friend.
Mother, Grandmother, Business Woman, Wife, and an amazing hard working woman - Mrs. Marlene Adams (owner of Caribbean Delight II). We wish you a very happy Birthday! May you receive all your heart desires!!!
Mr. Turner...Mike a very Happy Birthday to you.
We hope all of you enjoy your special days immensely.
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